Showing posts from July, 2010

Welcome Designer Sandie McCarthy-Roberts to Debby's Dare!

Debby’s Designs could not have been off to a better start and now we add Sandie McCarthy-Roberts to our roaster of wonderfully talented designers. If you want to see more of Sandie’s incredible work you can find her at Scrap that Thought.

When I received these fab vintage transparency tags, I was so excited! I KNEW that they were perfect for a layout of my Mom, and for this card. They are so beautiful. The muted colors, and ethereal look, showed off best against a light cardstock, so I put them against an ivory pearlized cardstock for the card, and against a green pearlized cardstock on the layout.

For the transparency on the card, I trimmed it a great deal. I cut it in half, and kept the bottom for another project. I also trimmed much of the left side of it off; to keep it trim and I outlined it with brown pen, and used a rub on and stickers for the birthday and 60 years young wording. I used the stickers and a pop up cardstock sticker present for effect.
For the layout, I trimmed…

Debby's Designs Vintage Girls & Vintage Romance!!

Welcome Moriah Macdonald from Fuzzy Slippers Designs! Moriah is uber talented with her cards and projects.  She not only created using Debby’s Designs Vintage Girl Tags, she is helping to introduce Vintage Romance!!! Moriah was the first to receive these tags and I am excited to see what she has done with them.

Moriah is kind enough to give us instructions to her projects. Thank you very much.

Notebook Project
The notebook cover is my favorite project. I'm forever needing paper when I am out an about to write notes to myself so I don't forget things. I thought this little clown girl was perfect for the cover because of the expression on her face that says "wait a minute, was that the plan?"

I used a mini memo pad and recovered the front with some fun paper from my stash. I stamped the background paper with flourishes in brown ink and decorated them with brown Stickles to give a little pop. I used some letter stickers from Basic Grey o spell out notes and also bling…

Welcome Marcie Morgan

Welcome Marcie Morgan as a very creative guest designer for Debby’s Design. I have to tell you her designs took my breathe away. I love the soft feel of her projects. You can find Marcie at Just A Country Girl.  She has a brand new awsome studio.  It's to die for! I hope you get a chance to click over and be inspired.

Before you go check Marcie out here using Debby’s Designs Vintage Girls Tags.

The layout in a soft pink is way too cute when added to the transparent tag.

As soon as I got these tags I thought what a wonderful gift they would make, but I needed to figure out exactly how I would present them. And I couldn't think of a more appropriate way then to make them into gift tags! I simply add some vintage touches and embellishments & some yummy ribbon and lace & came away with a set of three vintage gift tags!

Next I wanted to play with the transparency tag and after choosing the sweet "friends" image I created a layout around it using some photos of my d…

Welcome Erika Taylor!

Erika is a very busy designer right now working with Nikki Sivils and Helmars getting ready for the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show that opens in less than a week to all the new products coming this Fall.  I'm excited that Erika was able to participate in opening up Debby's Design.  You will be seeing more of Erika's work here in August so be sure to come back often. 

Today though we have a twist to our Vintage Girls Tags.  Transparency.  Yes, we have available Vintage Girls tags in transparencies as well as manila heavyweight cardstock.  The potential is endless. 

Erika did a fab job creating a tag using one of Debby's Designs Vintage Girls Tags.

"When I received these wonderful tags in the mail, I knew that vintage was going to be the outcome. First I cut the tag down to 2 1/2 x 3 1/4". I adhered it to an equally measured piece of white cardstock with V2 Vellum Adhesive from Helmar. This made the image crisp and clear. I stamped a swirl on the upper…

Debby's Designs Guest Designer: Katrina Hunt

Our next Designer for Debby’s Design is Katrina Hunt. Her enthusiasm is fantastic.  Katrina has been a reader of Debby’s Dare for a while, so it was nice when Katrina came on board to help me introduce Debby’s Design Vintage Girls.

Katrina took a different look a Debby’s Design Vintage Girl tags. I loved the bright colors and my favorite photo of the old coffee mill.. The vintage tag worked perfectly.

"While scrapping this old coffee mill and trying to come up with a title, I remembered that Starbucks workers are sometimes referred to as "baristas" which then led me to looking at the tags and finding the image of the girl that fit! Since I did not have to "create" a tag from scratch, I used this tag as a jumping point by just adding some ribbon at the top to highlight and accent my journaling. I am not a big journaling person normally, but I found that by using a tag of this sort, it gave me just enough space to jot down a few thoughts. And how great are thos…

Introducing heART of Scrapbooking and Debby's Design

Introducing Debby’s Design!

Since I began scrapbooking I’ve wanted to design products some just for fun and some because I believe there is a need. Since we all have to start somewhere I decided to start with my vintage journaling tag.
Currently, there are three sets of tags: Vintage Girls Vintage Romance
Vintage Boys
     Coming Soon are Christmas Tags
This week I’m going to be introducing you to some wonderful designers that played with my tags and came up with some awesome creations.

Today’s guest designer is Connie Mercer. I opened the email with her designs and I squealed with total delight.

“When I received the tags, they immediately spoke to me. I love "vintage" anything. The light blue, green, browns and pinks were perfect to pair with plain ol' Kraft cardstock, a staple for me. I used a corner rounder, on one end of the tags, just to add some character and interesting shape to them. I added Primas, old buttons, manila tags (office supply store), velvet trims and Jenni…

A Beautiful Kind of Busy

Preparations to open heART of Scrapbooking are nearly complete, although it's going to always be a work in process.

Preparations for the Craft and Hobby Trade Show are keeping me ubber busy.  I've been putting together sample products and cool buttons to give out for the heART of Scrapbooking.  I'm trying to figure out what I want to put in the Marketplace at the heART of Scrapbooking, visiting websites and just being amazed at all the new products coming out this next craft season.  If you are having problems running from one website to the next to see the new products check out  PaperCrafters Corner.  I'm also getting ready for a 13.5 hours drive to Chicago with a couple of my best friends. 

Which brings up ONE MORE FLEA MARKET SALE tomorrow in West Columbia, SC on HWY 1 and it is the HWY #1 Flea Market.  I will have some scrapbooking products and my friend Ruth has an antique or two and so much more.  Let me know you read it here for a Debby's Dare discount. 

A True Senior Moment

Yesterday my youngest son had his Senior Photos made. I was honored that he asked me to go with him. It was so much fun. When I had my senior pictures taken it had with a velvet drape around my shoulders that hung in a way that made us look “grown up.” LOL

Jacob was given 4 different photo stations: formal, informal, school spirit, and outdoors. We had 4 changes of clothes, one JROTC rife, one gaming system, a hat, and a girlfriend! LOL Everyone was so good as Jay took his time and the photographers took their time to get the “money” shots. One shot is being entered in a photographers’ senior photos contest. Banner day, I tell you.

I asked if I could take a few scene photos for his SCRAPBOOK. They were so kind they said I could take all the photos I wanted. But I enjoy having manners. Here are a few shots of the process.

One of Jacob’s friends asked me if Jay was embarrassed with all the photos. “Are you kidding? His mom is a scrapbooker!” Need I say more? FYI: I asked Jacob and he sa…

Found: One Wonderful Treasure

I found a Treasure. A few years ago my mother gave me most of the family photos since I’ve become our family keeper of memories. One photo I always wished I had was that of my Great-Grandmother Mandy Owens Thomas. I was told that I met her once when I was very little and it wasn’t too long after that she passed away.

I was looking for inspiration in my photo boxes about a week ago when I found this really faded, dingy, messed up photo. I recognized my Grandmother so I decided to play with it on Photoshop.

As I began the process of trying to clean up the photo I saw my mother emerge then Great-Grandma Thomas. Low and behold at the end up in one of my uncle’s arms was ME! How exciting. The one photo I had always wished I had I now have it. Hurray! What a blessing and inspiration.

This layout is full of techniques and textures.

I used a quilt pattern belonging to my mother to make the top left hand paper piecing. I made the flowers from her quilt patterns as well. The buttons are Jenni…

Are You Blest?

Blessed are …
the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
the pure in heart, for they will see God.
the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
….Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, ….

Are you blest? I know I am. God has given me so much in my life. Not a lot of money, not a lot of things, but God has given me doors to walk through, people who pray for me, I have godly men and women who have led me through my life. I am blest.

I am blest with a husband who works hard for our family and four beautifully, healthy children as well as children-in-laws and grandchildren. I am blest.

I am blest with a circle of friends that put up with me and love …

Artful Legacy and Carolina Girls

I love this board book by Artful Legacy of South Carolina.  I took the opportunity to capture the fun spirit of the girls in Tabitha's bridal party.  Most of the girls are from Carolina.  Stacey is an adopted South Carolinian and Tamkea is temporarily enjoying the Big Apple.  But once you are a Carolina Girl you can never be anything else!!

Gratitude List
1.  strength for today
2.  fun remembering the wedding
3.  blessings and miracles
4.  God's Hand of love and protection
5.  His enduring love and grace

Childhood Memories and a Giveaway Dare Ya!

(photo is from Pinwheels for Peace, Fruit Street Schools, Bangor, ME)
I’m in love with pinwheels. I have been since I was a little girl. When I was little you could buy a pinwheel for a dime. I loved the hours of fun running in the yard waving my pinwheel to see how fast it could spin. Or catching the wing just right and I would watch the colors spin so fast they became a blur.

There is no wonder when I look at photos of my granddaughter playing that those same days of carefree, simple fun come back to me. I had to make some pinwheels to add to this layout.

Hannah at the Beach

Photo Arrangement from Scrapbook etc.
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Cardstock: Core’dinations and WorldWin
Brads: Doodle Bug
Embellishments: fish, EK Success; tag topper We R Memory Keepers; felt loops, Queen and Company
Tools: Fiskars Rotary Trimmer; Fiskars Doddle Dandy Boarder Punch, Fiskars Micro-Tip Scissors, Fiskars Circle Cutter
Ink: Stazon Brown

I thought I’d share my passion for Pinwheel…